Prostate Cancer in Men of African Descent: Opportunities for Global Research Collaborations


Training Workshop
October 5, 2011 Topic
Session 1: Organizing, Submitting, and Revising Your Manuscript: The Inside Scoop
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome
Damali Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Host Susceptibility Factors Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI
8:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Lecture 1: Organizing Your Manuscript
Camille Ragin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Lecture 2: Choosing the Appropriate Journal for Submission
Ann Hsing, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Lecture 3: The Editor's Perspective and Effectively Responding to Reviewer Comments
Louise Brinton, Ph.D.
Chief, Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel Dicussion
Camille Ragin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Fox Chase Cancer Center
Ann Hsing, Ph.D., NCI
Louise Brinton, Ph.D., NCI
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
Session 2: Grant Writing Workshop for Junior Faculty
12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lecture 1: How to Write a Competitive Grant Application
Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Q&A
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Mentored Roundtable Discussion
1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Lecture 2: NIH Grant Applications
Damali Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
NCI
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Q&A
2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Mentored Roundtable Discussion
3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Video: NIH Peer Review RevealedExternal Web Site Policy
3:40 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks

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Scientific Meeting, Day 1
Prostate Cancer in Men of African Descent: Opportunities for Global Collaborations
October 6, 2011 Topic
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome from NCI Staff
Session 1: What Do We Know about Prostate Cancer in Men of African Descent and What Do We Need to Know?
Chair: Isaac Powell, M.D.
Professor
Department of Urology
Wayne State University
9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Epidemiology and Risk Factors
Ann Hsing, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Genetics
Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Biology of Prostate Cancer
William Isaacs, Ph.D.
Professor of Urology and Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Screening and Translation
William Catalona, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Closing of Session 1
12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Session 2: Building International Prostate Cancer Research Resources in Men of African Descent
Chair: Barbara Nemesure, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. What Works and What Doesn't Work in Global Cancer Research
Joe Harford, Ph.D.
Director
Office of International Affairs
National Cancer Institute
2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Men of African Descent and Prostate Cancer (MADCaP) and African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) Consortia
Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3)
Camille Ragin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center
3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Tumor Registries
Deborah Winn, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
4:10 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Closing of Session 2
4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break
Session 3: Panel Discussion: Defining Needs for Prostate Cancer Research in Men of African Descent
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Defining needs for Prostate Cancer Research in Africa
Serigne Gueye, M.D., F.W.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery / Urology, University Cheikh Anta DIOP
Head of Urology and Andrology, Grand Yoff General Hospital
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Defining needs for Prostate Cancer Research in the Caribbean
Robin Roberts, M.D.
Director
School of Medicine and Research
University of West Indies
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Defining needs for International Collaboration for Prostate Cancer Epidemiology Research
Ann Hsing, Ph.D.
NCI
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Defining needs for International Collaboration for Behavioral Research in Prostate Cancer Prevention
Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D.
Director
Prostate Disease Center
University of Florida
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Discussion

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Scientific Meeting, Day 2
Prostate Cancer in Men of African Descent: Opportunities for Global Collaborations
October 7, 2011 Topic
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Session 4: Research Infrastructure in a Global Context: Needs and Resources
Chair: Stefan Ambs, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Biosampling and Biobanks
Jim Vaught, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimens Research
National Cancer Institute
9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Molecular Technologies for International and Resource-Challenged Environments
Anselm Hennis, MB.BS, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of West Indies
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Grid-Enabled Measures Database
Richard Moser, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute


Sana Naveed, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Science of Research and Technology Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Closing of Session 4
Working Lunch: Breakout Working Groups
Chairs for breakout groups: Pedro Fernandez, Ph.D.
Department of Urology
Stellenbosch University

Veda Giri, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Esther John, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Senior Research Scientist
Cancer Prevention Institute of California

La Creis Renee Kidd, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville

Brian Rivers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Research Faculty Member
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Edward Yeboah, M.D.
University of Ghana Medical School

Breakout group questions: Research Priorities:
  • Chair: Dr. Brian Rivers - What are the greatest cancer burdens in Men of African Descent?
  • Chair: Dr. Veda Giri - What are the highest priorities for research for prostate cancer in Men of African Descent and what data are needed to assess these priorities?

Resources and Partnerships:

  • Chair: Dr. Esther John - What existing resources are available to address prostate cancer research in men of African descent? (For example: Biobanks, Research groups, Academic centers, Hospitals and other Medical Centers, Registries)
  • Chair: Dr. La Creis Kidd - What resources need to be developed for research of prostate cancer in men of African descent?
  • Chair: Dr. Edward Yeboah - What other partnerships need to be developed among academic centers, clinical centers, tumor registries, NGOs, and other groups?
  • Chair: Dr. Pedro Fernandez - What funding opportunities (globally) are available to develop research in men of African descent?
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Group Presentations and Discussion
3:00 p.m. Departure

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